Selected Shorts from SIGNES DE NUIT Film Festival

Since being established by film curator/critic Dieter Wieczorek, the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT has been active in Paris and world wide and has presented some thousand films from around 70 countries in the principal yearly festivals and in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in some 33 countries.Since 2013 the festival has become binational, taken place in Berlin and Saarbrücken (Germany), and since 2015 it has been transformed into a multinational festival and has also been taken place in Bangkok and Lisbon. The International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT based in Paris is made up of films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation. The festival shows films and audio-visual works coming from all over the world, which test new audio-visual languages and in the same time are interested in current problems and situations of present societies. The purpose is to establish a global communication which escapes from the simplifications of the mass-media. The special program for Wathann Filmfest #8 has been specially selected by Keiko Sei, who served as a jury for Signes de Nuit Bangkok in early 2018, for Myanmar audience. It presents diverse film and cultural languages for short films from different parts of the world.
  • Bonobo

    Film Title - Bonobo
    Director - Zoel Aeschbacher (Switzerland)
    Year - 2017
    19 Mins

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - A mosaic of interrelated characters living in the same social housing project and all in search of happiness, forgiveness and meaning.
  • The Transfer

    Film Title - The Transfer
    Director - Michael Grudsky (Germany)
    Year - 2017
    22 Mins 24 Secs

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.
  • Salvation

    Film Title - Salvation
    Director - Thora Hilmarsdottir (Ireland, Sweden)
    Year - 2017
    20 Mins

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - Katrín wakes up in the hospital after a serious car accident to find that she has received a life-saving blood transfusion. However, the religious cult she belongs to forbids such things. As Katrín struggles to reconcile this conflict with her church and family, she begins to become obsessed with the stranger whose blood is now flowing through her veins.
  • Gaze

    Film Title - Gaze
    Director - Falmosh Samadi (Iran)
    Year - 2017
    14 Mins 28 Secs

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.
  • Sub Terrae

    Film Title - Sub Terrae
    Director - Naya Sanz Fuentesn (Spain)
    Year - 2017
    07 Mins

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - A picture of the future, taken in the present, offering a glimpse of our fate if we remain quagmired in this system. hot in Rumichaca Market in Bogotá, this film looks at plants from a different perspective: their relationship with the cosmos and the Colombian countryside.
  • A Gentle Night

    Film Title - A Gentle Night
    Director - Yang Oiu (China)
    Year - 2017
    15 Mins

    Date & Time - Sept 8th, 2018 (SAT) at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Place - Goethe-Institut

    Synopsis - In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night.
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